How many Micro Cosmos out there??

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How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:57 am

I am an owner of the above.

Not sure if the ONLY differences are the lack of scsi and floppy but there is little to NO documentation out there that mentions the Micro.

Jookie, if you read this.. How many did you make?? just the one batch?

My main weird issue right now is that I have a Shared drive.. that I did not create.. that I cannot seem to get rid of.. I did not RESET everything.

I have no USB drives in it. I have no network shares, and no SD card.. but its there. I know the microSD the Rasp Linux is on is 8gb.. Is it possible that the shared drive was put on the OS MicroSD card???

If so.. is that good? bad? I have no way that I know of to find the path for it.

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Cyprian » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:13 am

unfortunately I never heard about that.

Do you have any details about Micro Cosmos? photos, prices?
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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Jookie » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:34 pm

> How many did you make?? just the one batch?

Just one batch. But there is no difference when it comes to hardware betweeen MicroCosmos and the CosmosEx v1, except it lacks the floppy connector. So everything that applies for normal CosmosEx applies to MicroCosmos.

> My main weird issue right now is that I have a Shared drive
> If so.. is that good? bad? I have no way that I know of to find the path for it.

Just ignore it for now if you don't have any other issues with it...

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:02 am

Well I do have issues in that I wanted to used a shared directory from my Qnap as a common directory I can save all my ST stuff. I have disabled OR lets say not clicked ENABLE on the Shared drive.. and its still there??? I am going to assume its part of the Raspian image??

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:02 am

Also my Hardware ver. says 2 - but its closer to ver 1 in the hardware?

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Jookie » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:55 am

> I have disabled OR lets say not clicked ENABLE on the Shared drive.. and its still there???

You mean just the desktop icon? Well, it could be removed from the desktop when not enabled... If it comes from the auto-generated desktop.inf, maybe there's a minor bug not disabling the shared drive icon in desktop.inf when it's not enabled...

> Also my Hardware ver. says 2 - but its closer to ver 1 in the hardware?

No, you are right, it's ver. 2, not ver. 1 - it has the larger Xilinx which was used later, not in v.1, so it's v.2.

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby simonsunnyboy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:05 pm

Just for the record, a happy Micro Cosmos user here.
Never had issues with any shared drive.
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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:24 pm

NO.. I mean.. with it NOT enabled.. I have a WORKING SHARED drive. Thats what I mean.. I can access it.. write to it.. if I go to the conf program.. there is not asterix beside enabled.. but its there.

I cannot use ANY OTHER shared drive..

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:25 pm

simonsunnyboy wrote:Just for the record, a happy Micro Cosmos user here.
Never had issues with any shared drive.


what software versions you running? and what version of Raspbian?

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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby simonsunnyboy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:53 pm

Bikerbob wrote:
simonsunnyboy wrote:Just for the record, a happy Micro Cosmos user here.
Never had issues with any shared drive.


what software versions you running? and what version of Raspbian?

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I seriously have no idea. The thing always worked well for me with the software supplied on the enclosed SD card.
I am pretty sure, I never installed any update or other distribution. I don't even know which distro is in use on mine.
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Re: How many Micro Cosmos out there??

Postby Bikerbob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:50 pm

So if I download the latest image on Jookie site since I have v.2 I should be ok? Just swap out the sd card.. and see it boot all good?

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